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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
REPRODUCTION-1
REPRODUCTION-2
REPRODUCTION-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-1
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-2
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-1
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-2
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-3
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-15
CHASTITY-1
CHASTITY-2
CHASTITY-3
CONTINENCE
MARITAL EXCESSES-1
MARITAL EXCESSES-2
MARITAL EXCESSES-3
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-1
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-2
INFANTICIDE AND ABORTION
THE SOCIAL EVIL-1
THE SOCIAL EVIL-2
THE SOCIAL EVIL-3
SOLITARY VICE-1
SOLITARY VICE-2
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-1
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-2
EFFECTS IN FEMALES
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-1
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-2
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-1
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-2
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-4
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-1
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-2
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-3
INDEX

anxious to enter the matrimonial state at the earliest possible moment, 

and the most certain to bring into the world large families of children 

still more improvident than themselves. 

 

_11. Do not marry a person whose moral character will not bear the 

closest scrutiny._ 

 

By this we do not mean that absolute perfection should be required, 

as this would interdict marriage altogether; but we wish to warn every 

young man against marrying a young woman who treats lightly or 

contemptuously matters which should be treated with profound respect; 

who uses the name of Deity flippantly or rudely; who treats her parents 

disrespectfully; who never cares to talk of subjects of a spiritual 

nature; who is giddy, gay, dressy, thoughtless, fickle. Such a young 

woman will never make a loving, patient, faithful, helpful wife. 

 

We wish also to warn every young woman against choosing for a husband 

a man who has a strong leaning toward infidelity; who does not believe 

in human responsibility; who makes a mock of religion; who is addicted 

to profanity; who is either grossly intemperate or given to moderate 

tippling, be it ever so little, so long as he does not believe in and 

practice total abstinence; who uses tobacco; who is a jockey, a fop, 

a loafer, a scheming dreamer, or a speculator; who is known to be 

unchaste, or who has led a licentious life. 

 

The man who has no love for his Maker will be likely to have little 

for his wife and children. He who does not acknowledge his 

responsibility to a higher power will soon forget his obligations to 

the wife he has promised to love and cherish. The man who is not willing 

to sacrifice the gratification afforded by such pernicious habits as 

dram-drinking and tobacco-using to insure the comfort and happiness 

of his wife and children, is too selfish to make any woman a kind 

husband. 

 

There is no greater error abroad than that held by not a few that "a 

reformed rake makes the best husband." The man whose affections have 

been consumed in the fires of unhallowed lust is incapable of giving 

to a pure-minded woman the love that she expects and deserves. A person 

cannot pass through the fire unscathed. The scars burned into the 

character by the flames of concupiscence are as deep and lasting as 

those inflicted upon the body, and even more so. Only "in the 

regeneration" will the marks and scars of the reformed reprobate be 

wholly effaced. 

 

We willingly grant that there have been numerous instances in which 

noble women have by years of patient effort reformed their erring 

husbands, restoring them to the paths of virtue and sobriety from which 

they had wandered. We do not deny that it can be done again; but we 

do not hesitate to say that the experiment is a most perilous one for 

any woman to undertake, and one which not more than one woman in a 

hundred can bring to a successful termination. The hazard is terrible. 

Perhaps it is on this very account that many young women run the risk; 

but they rarely understand what they are doing. The woman who marries 

a drunkard will, ten chances to one, die a heart-broken drunkard's wife, 


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